• (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender and Aspirational Labor in the Social Media Economy

    An illuminating investigation into a class of enterprising women aspiring to “make it” in the social media economy but often finding only unpaid work

    Profound transformations in our digital society have brought many enterprising women to social media platforms―from blogs to YouTube to Instagram―in hopes of channeling their talents into fulfilling careers. In this eye-opening book, Brooke Erin Duffy draws much-needed attention to the gap between the handful who find lucrative careers and the rest, whose “passion projects” amount to free work for corporate brands.
    Drawing on interviews and fieldwork, Duffy offers fascinating insights into the work and lives of fashion bloggers, beauty vloggers, and designers. She connects the activities of these women to larger shifts in unpaid and gendered labor, offering a lens through which to understand, anticipate, and critique broader transformations in the creative economy. At a moment when social media offer the rousing assurance that anyone can “make it”―and stand out among freelancers, temps, and gig workers―Duffy asks us all to consider the stakes of not getting paid to do what you love.

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  • 1000 Design Classics


    The most innovative, iconic, and influential products ever designed – from 1663 to the present day

    Originating from the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking three-volume Phaidon Design Classics, this new book presents 1,000 of the world’s greatest objects in one large-format volume – from everyday items by anonymous creators to lauded pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Dieter Rams, Richard Sapper, Hans J. Wegner, and Florence Knoll.

    Carefully revised to bring every detail up to date, and with the addition of 100 new items that highlight designers from a diverse variety of backgrounds (including a greater number of female designers) and products from the last 15 years, this collection of the world’s greatest product design is more comprehensive, compelling – and relevant – than ever before.

    The book showcases celebrated names alongside the new stars of modern design, including Le Corbusier, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Isamu Noguchi, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Lani Adeoye, Faye Toogood, and Lindsey Adelman. Each entry is accompanied by beautiful imagery and a detailed description that offers a rich insight into the product, its history, and its maker, from the renowned Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen to the much-loved Bird Zero e-scooter.

    This handsome book is the perfect reference guide for design enthusiasts, industry professionals, and all those interested in the creative process.

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  • 1971: 100 Films from Cinema’s Greatest Year

    1971 was a great year for cinema. Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Dario Argento, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, George Lucas, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, Nicolas Roeg and Steven Spielberg, among many others, were behind the camera, while the stars were also out in force. Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Sean Connery, Faye Dunaway, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Vanessa Redgrave all featured in films released in 1971.

    The remarkable artistic flowering that came from the ‘New Hollywood’ of the ’70s was just beginning, while the old guard was fading away and the new guard was taking over. With a decline in box office attendances by the end of the ’60s, along with a genuine inability to come up with a reliable barometer of box office success, studio heads gave unprecedented freedom to young filmmakers to lead the way.

    Featuring interviews with cast and crew members, bestselling author Robert Sellers explores this landmark year in Hollywood and in Britain, when this new age was at its freshest, and where the transfer of power was felt most exhilaratingly.

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  • 2023 Social Media Content Planner: Consistently Better Content

    2023 Social Media Content Planner: Consistently Better Content

    Save time and produce consistently better social media content with the 2023 Social Media Content Planner. Spend as little time as possible getting the best possible results.

    Take the headache out of Social Media content creation, week in and week out. What’s included:

    • 2023 social media trends and how this will impact your social media posts and ads
    • Social media content planning workbook. Complete this to gain clarity on your marketing messages
    • How to establish social media content pillars with 95 ideas (including suggested post descriptions and ideas of what images/videos to use)
    • 400+ prompts for social media posts (at least one for every day of 2023!)
    • Tips on writing social media post descriptions
    • Guidelines on running social media paid ads
    • A week to view diary including bank holidays from Ireland, UK & US
    • Resource web page with €240/£210/$247 worth of helpful tools including a Social Media Content Planning Calendar Template, a Building Your Bio Blueprint & an invitation to a live Social Media Masterclass in February 2023 (with playback).

    Our testimonials say it all…

    This is like an encyclopedia of tips and knowledge. Little things like profile and cover pics sizes, “national day of”…for every month to add some fun to your posts. A full diary for the year as well. So much knowledge at your fingertips when you own this planner. (Sinead, Social Media Freelancer)

    This book does exactly what it says, it is a brilliant guide to help navigate and plan out social media campaigns. 5 stars from me. (J Forde, Transformation Coach).

    This is not just a book it’s a tool that you use daily to succeed in your Social media strategy! (A Mallett, Entrepreneur)

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  • 30-Second Politics: The 50 most thought-provoking ideas in politics, each explained in half a minute


    You may be OK with standard stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, but do you really know what Patrimonialism is? And what about Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism?

    Politics is, we are willing to bet, the most passionately argued-over subject matter, and yet how many of us flounder around in confrontational debates because we have no grip on political theory, just a vague notion that they are all out to get us?

    30-Second Politics will help dispel this fog mistrust and paranoia. It challenges political theorists of all colors to come up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is explanations of the 50 most important political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that have pertained since the time of Periclean Athens. At no public expense, the book explains each political theory in nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and some propaganda-style imagery, for we all know that a picture opportunity is worth a thousand words of dull interview.

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  • 500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII

    A thrilling deep dive into the creation of the revered PlayStation RPG.

    Comprising over thirty interwoven voices, this beautifully produced book offers unprecedented insight into the craft and ambition behind the revered PlayStation RPG. An extended adaptation of Matt Leone’s celebrated 27,000 word history, published online by Polygon in January 2017, this physical version has been designed by Rachel Dalton and features sixteen specially commissioned illustrations by sparrows, eight new standalone interviews, and a foreword by series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

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  • A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain (Brief Histories)


    The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century.

    The early Victorians were much stranger that we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own and it was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways.

    Using character portraits, events, and key moments Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive – from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today – convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture.

    Praise for Dicken’s London:

    Out of the babble of voices, Michael Paterson has been able to extract the essence of London itself. Read this book and re-enter the labyrinth of a now-ancient city.’ Peter Ackroyd

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  • A Brief History of Vietnam: Colonialism, War and Renewal: The Story of a Nation Transformed (Brief History Of Asia Series)

    This accessible guide is your one-stop shop for discovering Vietnamese history.

    A Brief History of Vietnam explores the fascinating, turbulent history of a land that has risen from the ashes of war to become a leading economic power. This book expertly examines the history of a people and a nation with ancient roots but which only took its current shape in the 19th century under French colonial rule and its current name in 1945.

    Before that landmark year, Vietnam was known by many names, under many rulers. Located in the geographical center of Southeast Asia, the country we call “Vietnam” was ruled by China, a series of Vietnamese emperors, and the French. A devastating, decades-long conflict for independence ensued, ending with the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.

    Key topics include:

    • China’s ancient conquest of Vietnam and the millennia-long struggle of the Vietnamese for independence from its powerful neighbor to the north.
    • The reign of the Nguyen dynasty, the last dynasty to rule Vietnam, with its capital at the ancient city of Hue, today a UNESCO world heritage site.
    • France’s eventual colonization of Vietnam, which lasted for over 60 years, culminating in the dramatic Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
    • The story of Ho Chi Minh, educated in France, who attended the Treaty of Versailles to advocate for independence and became Vietnam’s first President after the Vietnam War.
    • The violent political split between North and South, which resulted in a devastating war with the United States and eventual victory by the Communists.
    • The country’s miraculous emergence from three decades of war and its path to becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing economies today.
    • Perfect for history buffs of all kinds, the book includes 32 pages of vivid color photos that depict the country’s rich history. Journalist Bill Hayton’s accessible prose makes A Brief History of Vietnam an essential study of a beautiful, complex land in the heart of Southeast Asia and its worldwide influence.

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  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement

    Children who are cared for in an out of home placement are in need of support and stability. This classic text offers information and advice for professionals and carers on how to help these children, who will often have attachment difficulties.

    Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D. shares her experience and expertise, outlining the significance of attachment and separation, the developmental stages specific to adoptive children and providing guidance on minimising the trauma of moves. The book also features practical advice on case planning, managing behavior and direct work with children, and throughout are case studies and exercises which provide opportunities for further learning.

    A readable, compassionate and practical text, A Child s Journey Through Placement provides the foundation, the resources, and the tools to help students, professionals, parents and others who care to support children on their journey through placement to adulthood.

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  • A History of Advertising: The First 300,000 Years

    Advertising has always been a uniquely influential social force. It affects what we buy, what we believe, who we elect, and so much more. We tend to know histories of other massive social forces, but even people working in advertising often have a tenuous grasp of their field’s background.

    This book slices advertising’s history into a smörgåsbord of specific topics like advertising to children, political advertising, people’s names as advertisements, 3D advertising, programmatic buying, and so much more, offering a synopsis of how each developed and the role it played in this discipline. In doing so, many firsts are identified, such as the first full-page color magazine advertisement, and the first point-of-purchase advertisement. This book also reaches back farther in search of the earliest advertisements, and it tells the story of the variety of techniques used by our ancestors to promote their products and ideas.

    Part textbook, part reference, the book is an advertising museum in portable form suitable for all levels of students, scholars, and arm-chair enthusiasts.

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  • A History of British Prime Ministers (Omnibus Edition): Walpole to Cameron

    Fifty-two men and one woman have held the post of Prime Minister during the past three centuries – from Sir Robert Walpole to David Cameron. In this omnibus edition, which includes Eighteenth-Century British Premiers, Nineteenth-Century British Premiers, A Century of Premiers, plus new and updated chapters on Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Dick Leonard recounts the circumstances which took them to the top of the ‘greasy pole’, probes their political and personal strengths and weaknesses, assesses their performance in office and asks what lasting influence they have had. The author also recounts fascinating and often littleknown facts about the private lives of each of the Prime Ministers, for example who was suspected of being the illegitimate half-brother of George III, who was assassinated in the House of Commons, who spent his evenings prowling the streets of London, trying to ‘reform’ prostitutes, which two premiers, one Tory one Labour, were taught by the same governess as a child, and who was described by his own son as ‘probably the greatest natural Don Juan in the history of British politics’?

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  • A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo: The History of Cambridge University’s Genizah Collection (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)

    Explains how Cairo came to have its important Genizah archive, how Cambridge developed its interests in Hebraica, and how a number of colourful figures brought about the connection between the two centres. Also shows the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history.

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  • A Little History of the World

    E. H. Gombrich’s sweeping history of the world, for the curious of all ages. The international bestseller.

    “Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise,” – Philip Pullman

    The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

    In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from Stone Age to the atomic bomb. He paints a colourful picture of wars and conquests; of grand works of art; of the advances and limitations of science; of remarkable people and remarkable events – from Confucius to Catherine the Great to Winston Churchill.

    This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

    For adults seeking a single-volume overview of world history, for students in search of a quick refresher course, or for families to read and learn from together, Gombrich’s A Little History of the World both enchants and educates.

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  • A Long Petal of the Sea: The Sunday Times Bestseller



    ‘A powerful love story spanning generations… Full of ambition and humanity’ – Sunday Times

    ‘One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende’s long career’ – New York Times Book Review

    On September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles’ splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.

    Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life – and the fate of his country – forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile.

    When opportunity to seek refuge arises, they board a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to Chile, the promised ‘long petal of sea and wine and snow’. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.

    A masterful work of historical fiction that soars from the Spanish Civil War to the rise and fall of Pinochet, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

    ‘A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging’ – Independent Online

    ‘A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us’ – Daily Telegraph

    ‘A grand storyteller who writes with surpassing compassion and insight. Her place as an icon of world literature was secured long ago’ – Khaled Hosseini

    ‘A novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand new to her work: what a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time’ – Colum McCann

    ‘Allende’s style is impressively Olympian and the payoff is remarkable’ – Guardian

    ‘Epic in scope, yet intimate in execution’ – i

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  • A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune. An Oral History.


    LIMITED FIRST EDITION contains red foil gilded page edges and a black satin ribbon marker.

    As featured in Pitchfork, Empire, MovieMaker, Nerdist, The Wall Street Journal, The A.V. Club, Mashable, Wired, Yahoo’s “It List,” IGN, SFX, The Wrap, Gizmodo and more!

    “I see many things. I see plans within plans.”

    Following his underground hit Eraserhead and critically acclaimed The Elephant Man, visionary filmmaker David Lynch set his sights on bringing Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi novel Dune to the screen. The project had already vexed directors such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo) and Ridley Scott (Alien). But by the early ‘80s Universal Pictures was prepared to give Lynch the keys to the kingdom – and the highest budget in the studio’s history at the time – so that he could lend his surrealistic chops to this sprawling story of feuding space dynasties. They would also hopefully be creating a “Star Wars for adults” franchise-starter.

    As the hot young filmmaker commanded a cast with 42 major speaking parts as well as a crew of 1,700 (plus over 20,000 extras) on 80 sets built on 8 sound stages in Mexico, what happened next became as wild, complex, and full of intrigue as Herbert’s novel itself.

    Film writer Max Evry goes behind the erratic ride of David Lynch’s Dune like never before, with a years-in-the-making oral history culled from a lineup of new interviews with the film’s stars (Kyle MacLachlan, Sean Young, Virginia Madsen, etc.), creatives, film executives, and insiders – not to mention Lynch himself.

    David Lynch’s Dune initially left many filmgoers and reviewers scratching their heads, most dismissing the film upon its release. However, four decades and a big-budget remake later, Lynch’s Dune is finally poised to find its rightful place alongside the director’s other masterpieces such as Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive.

    Max Evry’s A Masterpiece in Disarray takes you back to 1984 with the deepest dive yet into the cult classic that is David Lynch’s Dune.

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  • A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing


    ‘A guide to the mind of one of the great English novelists of the last half-century’ Guardian

    ‘Like hearing the voice of an old friend’ Observer

    As well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found it. This strand of her writing was an integral part of how she thought of herself. ‘Ink is a generative fluid,’ she explains. ‘If you don’t mean your words to breed consequences, don’t write at all.’ A Memoir of My Former Self collects the finest of this writing over four decades.

    Mantel’s subjects are wide-ranging. She discusses nationalism and her own sense of belonging; our dream life flopping into our conscious life; the mythic legacy of Princess Diana; the many themes that feed into her novels – revolutionary France, psychics, Tudor England – and other novelists, from Jane Austen to V. S. Naipaul. She writes about her father and the man who replaced him; she writes fiercely and heartbreakingly about the battles with her health she endured as a young woman, and the stifling years she found herself living in Saudi Arabia. Here, too, is a selection of her film reviews – from When Harry Met Sally to RoboCop – and, published for the first time, her stunning Reith Lectures, which explore the process of art bringing history and the dead back to life.

    From her unique childhood to her all-consuming fascination with Thomas Cromwell that grew into the Wolf Hall Trilogy, A Memoir of My Former Self reveals the shape of Hilary Mantel’s life in her own dazzling words, ‘messages from people I used to be.’ Compelling, often very funny, always luminous, it is essential reading from one of our greatest writers.

    ‘A smart, deft, meticulous, thoughtful writer, with such a grasp of the dark and spidery corners of human nature’ Margaret Atwood

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  • A New Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere and Deliberative Politics

    Jürgen Habermas’s book The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, first published in 1962, has long been recognized as one of the most important works of twentieth-century social thought. Blending philosophy and social history, it offered an account of the public sphere as a domain that mediates between civil society and the state in which citizens could discuss matters of common concern and participate in democratic decision-making through the formation of public opinion.  Now, in view of the digital revolution and the resulting crisis of democracy, he returns to this important topic.

    In this new book Habermas focuses on digital media, in particular social media, which are increasingly relegating traditional mass media to the background. While the new media initially promised to empower users, this promise is being undermined by their algorithm-steered platform structure that promotes self-enclosed informational ‘bubbles’ and discursive ‘echo chambers’ in which users split into a plurality of pseudo-publics that are largely closed off from one other. Habermas argues that, without appropriate regulation of digital media, this new structural transformation is in danger of hollowing out the institutions through which democracies can shape social and economic processes and address urgent collective problems, ranging from growing social inequality to the climate crisis. 

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  • A Practical Guide to Personal Injury Trusts – 2nd Edition

    Means tested social security benefits normally include a capital rule, under which someone with excess capital is disqualified from the benefits, or the amount payable is reduced. Similarly, someone with capital in excess of a certain amount is disqualified for local authority social care services, or will be required to make a contribution from their capital. Because a windfall, such as a legacy, can thereby deprive the claimant, the rules were amended to allow compensation for personal injury to be treated as exempt from the capital rule if placed in a trust. This in turn awakened interest in the personal injury trust as a method of dealing effectively with compensation for personal injury, and also of ensuring tax efficiency. Personal injury trusts, therefore, have become a basic tool for use by personal injury practitioners and by private client advisers.

    This new edition brings together the law on benefits, taxation and social care. It brings up to date both the changes in benefits (particularly with the national roll-out of universal credit) and the changes in tax as they affect personal injury trusts, and also considers the view of the Court of Protection on PI trusts as a method of administering the property of someone without capacity.


    Alan Robinson qualified as a solicitor in 1972. He has spent the whole of his working life focussing on areas of practice around welfare law (in particular social security and community care) and around the law as it affects charities. He has written and spoken extensively on these topics. He retired from legal practice in 2010 and now works part-time as a consultant and trainer. He is the author of “Introduction to the Law of Community Care in England and Wales” (Law Brief Publishing).

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  • A Short Guide to Writing About Film (The Short Guide Series)


    Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories to enable them to write more critically. With numerous student and professional examples along the way, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film becomes more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process.

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  • A Short History of the Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition (Short Histories)

    In elegant and accessible prose, Julián Casanova tells the gripping story of the Spanish Civil War. These anguished and traumatic years filled Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest of the world: nationalism and republicanism; communism and fascism; anarchism and monarchism; anti-clerical reformism and aristocratic Catholic conservatism. The ‘Guerra Civil’ is of enduring interest precisely because it represents much more than just a regional contest for power and governmental legitimacy. It has come to be seen as a seedbed for the titanic political struggles and larger social upheavals that scarred the entire 20th century. Charting the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy, Casanova provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anticlerical violence) that have been asked in the 70 years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic. Now with a revised introduction, Casanova offers an overview of key historiographical shifts since the title was first published; not least the wielding of the conflict to political ends in certain strands of contemporary historiography towards an alarming neo-Francoist revisionism.

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  • A Sister’s Shame: Two Little Girls Trapped in a Cycle of Abuse and Neglect (A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story)


    A heartbreaking, powerful true story from Sunday Times bestseller, Maggie Hartley, Britain’s most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson.

    Foster carer Maggie Hartley is used to all manner of children arriving on her doorstep, but nothing can prepare her for sisters Billy and Bo when they arrive at her home. It is clear from the moment she sets eyes on them four-year-old Bo and seven-year-old Billy have clearly been subjected to unimaginable neglect, and it takes all of Maggie’s skills as a foster carer to try to connect with the volatile little girls, who seem far younger than their years.

    Over time, the little girls slowly emerge from their shells, and Maggie begins the difficult task of trying to gain their trust. But as time goes on, it becomes clear that there is something much darker going on, something that will call into question everything Maggie has ever learned in all her years as a foster carer…

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  • A Social History of the Media

    The first three editions of this bestselling book have established A Social History of the Media as a classic, providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within which they emerged and evolved over time.

    This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest developments in the field. Additionally, an expanded introduction explores the wide range of secondary literature and theory that inform the study of media history today, and a new eighth chapter surveys the revolutionary media developments of the twenty-first century, including in particular the rise of social and participatory media and the penetration of these technologies into every sphere of social and private life.

    Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. In an age of fast-paced media developments, a thorough understanding of media history is more important than ever, and this text will continue to be the first choice for students and scholars across the world.

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  • A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty


    What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park? How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre? And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish? Mimi Matthews answers these questions and more as she takes readers on a decade-by-decade journey through Victorian fashion and beauty history.

    Women’s clothing changed dramatically during the course of the Victorian era. Necklines rose, waistlines dropped, and Gothic severity gave way to flounces, frills, and an abundance of trimmings. Sleeves ballooned up and skirts billowed out. The crinoline morphed into the bustle and steam-moulded corsets cinched women’s waists ever tighter.
    As fashion was evolving, so too were trends in ladies’ hair care and cosmetics. An era which began by prizing natural, barefaced beauty ended with women purchasing lip and cheek rouge, false hairpieces and pomades, and fashionable perfumes made with expensive spice oils and animal essences.
    Using research from nineteenth century beauty books, fashion magazines, and lady’s journals, Mimi Matthews brings the intricacies of a Victorian lady’s toilette into modern day focus. In the process, she gives readers a glimpse of the social issues that influenced women’s clothing and the societal outrage that was an all too frequent response to those bold females who used fashion and beauty as a means of asserting their individuality and independence.

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  • A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed By the Rise of Fascism – from the author of Sunday Times bestseller Travellers in the Third Reich

    A Waterstones Paperback of the Year 2022
    A New Statesman Book of the Year 2022
    ‘Fascinating… You’ll learn more about the psychological workings of Nazism by reading this superbly researched chronicle… than you will by reading a shelf of wider-canvas volumes on the rise of Nazism.’Daily Mail
    ‘An utterly absorbing insight into the full spectrum of responses from ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.’The Times
    ‘Boyd is an outstanding micro-historian.’iNews

    Hidden deep in the Bavarian mountains lies the picturesque village of Oberstdorf – a place where for hundreds of years people lived simple lives while history was made elsewhere.
    Yet even this remote idyll could not escape the brutal iron grip of the Nazi regime.
    From the author of the
    Sunday Times bestselling
    Travellers in the Third Reich comes
    A Village in the Third Reich: an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Germany under Hitler, shining a light on the lives of ordinary people. Drawing on personal archives, letters, interviews and memoirs, it lays bare their brutality and love; courage and weakness; action, apathy and grief; hope, pain, joy and despair.

    Within its pages we encounter people from all walks of life – foresters, priests, farmers and nuns; innkeepers, Nazi officials, veterans and party members; village councillors, mountaineers, socialists, slave labourers, schoolchildren, tourists and aristocrats. We meet the Jews who survived – and those who didn’t; the Nazi mayor who tried to shield those persecuted by the regime; and a blind boy whose life was judged ‘not worth living’.

    This is a tale of conflicting loyalties and desires, of shattered dreams – but one in which, ultimately, human resilience triumphs.

    These are the stories of ordinary lives at the crossroads of history.
    ‘Exceptional… Boyd’s book reminds us that even the most brutal regimes cannot extinguish all semblance of human feeling’Mail on Sunday
    ‘Masterly… [an] important and gripping book… [Boyd is] a leading historian of human responses in political extremis.’The Oldie
    ‘Gripping… vividly depicted… [a] humane and richly detailed book’ Spectator
    ‘Vivid, moving stories leave us asking “What would I have done?”‘ Professor David Reynolds, author of
    Island Stories
    “An absorbing, thoroughly recommended read”Family Tree magazine

    ‘Laying bare the tragedies, the compromises, the suffering and the disillusionment. Exemplary microhistory.’ Roger Moorehouse, author of
    First to Fight
    ‘Compelling and evocative’All About History
    ‘The rise of Nazi Germany through the prism of one small village in Bavaria. […] Astonishing’ Jane Garvey on
    Fortunately… with Fi and Jane
    ‘incredibly engaging’History of War magazine

    ‘Intensely detailed, exhaustively researched and rendered in almost cinematographic detail, Julia Boyd’s A Village In The Third Reich is deeply evocative, redolent of those times and truly revelatory. I learned so much. This is a book I will need to return to again and again, to relearn, refresh and remember. A triumph.’ Damien Lewis, author of
    The Flame of Resistance

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  • Abroad in Japan: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller



    ‘Chris Broad explores Japan in all its quirky glory..Endlessly fascinating!’
    Will Ferguson, author of Hokkaido Highway Blues

    ‘Carves a unique path across Japan bringing him into contact with far too many cats, heartening renewal in Tohoku, and even pizza with Ken Watanabe.’
    Iain Maloney, author of The Only Gaijin in the Village

    ‘Fascinating, fact-packed and very funny..An excellent and enjoyable read for the Japan-curious. I loved it and learned a lot.’
    Sam Baldwin, author of For Fukui’s Sake: Two years in rural Japan

    When Englishman Chris Broad landed in a rural village in northern Japan he wondered if he’d made a huge mistake. With no knowledge of the language and zero teaching experience, was he about to be the most quickly fired English teacher in Japan’s history?

    Abroad in Japan charts a decade of living in a foreign land and the chaos and culture clash that came with it. Packed with hilarious and fascinating stories, this book seeks out to unravel one the world’s most complex cultures.

    Spanning ten years and all forty-seven prefectures, Chris takes us from the lush rice fields of the countryside to the frenetic neon-lit streets of Tokyo. With blockbuster moments such as a terrifying North Korean missile incident, a mortifying experience at a love hotel and a week spent with Japan’s biggest movie star, Abroad in Japan is an extraordinary and informative journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

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  • Accident Report Book: Workplace Health & Safety | HSE Compliant Accident & Incident Record Log Book (Record All Incident In Your Business)

    HSE Accident Report Book to Record All Incident In Your Business

    What Inside:

    Accident date and Accident time
    Location, Date and Time reported
    Person injured / involved
    Full name and Address
    Details of incident / accident
    Nature and extent of injuries
    What action was taken ?
    Witness: name, contact
    Actions which could have prevented the incident
    Form conpleted by / Approved by / Signature

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  • Activity Book For Dancers: Activity Pages, Coloring Pages, Word Scramble, Word Search for Dancers, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and More!

    Activity Book for Dancers has 50 engaging pages of fun and smiles! Choose from coloring, word scrambles, word search, as well as other dance related prompts and activities. When the dancer isn’t in class, they can still be immersed in the art and joy of dance through this fun activity book.

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  • Actor and His Body, The (Theatre Makers)

    ‘Once you start working with someone like Litz you don’t ever want to stop if you can help it’ – Vanessa Redgrave Litz Pisk was widely regarded as the most influential teacher of modern theatre movement of the 20th Century. She innovated and advocated a physical training that sought to combine awareness, emotion and imagination specifically for the actor’s craft. Her seminal book, The Actor and His Body, is the direct result of her unique dual career as a professional movement director and as an actor movement teacher working in leading British conservatoires. Pisk’s quest was to find expression for the inner impulse that motivated actors to move. Her teachings, as outlined in this book, offer insight on the specific craft of the actor, and the relationship between movement, imagination and the ‘need’ to move. The Actor and His Body is also a practical manual for keeping the actor’s body physically and expressively responsive. In addition, there are a range of movement exercises, illuminated by her exquisite line drawings, and a complete weekly programme which concentrates on movement practice within different timescales. This fourth edition features the original foreword by Michael Elliot as well as a new introduction by Ayse Tashkiran, contemporary movement director and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which contextualises Pisk’s work.

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  • Actor-Network Theory: Trials, Trails and Translations

    In this thought-provoking and engaging book, Mike Michael brings us a powerful overview of Actor-Network Theory. Covering a breadth of topics, Michael demonstrates how ANT has become a major theoretical framework, influencing scholarly work across a range of fields.

    Critical and playful, this book fills a notable gap in the literature as Michael expertly explicates the theory and demonstrates how its key concepts can be applied. Comparing and contrasting ANT with other social scientific perspectives, Michael provides a robust and reflexive account of its analytic and empirical promise. A perfect companion for any student of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography, Management & Organisation Studies, Media & Communication, and Cultural Studies.

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  • Adland: A Global History of Advertising


    Adland is a ground-breaking examination of modern advertising, from its early origins, to the evolution of the current advertising landscape. Bestselling author and journalist Mark Tungate examines key developments in advertising, from copy adverts, radio and television, to the opportunities afforded by the explosion of digital media – podcasting, text messaging and interactive campaigns.

    Adland focuses on key players in the industry and features exclusive interviews with leading names in advertising today, including Jean-Marie Dru, Sir Alan Parker, John Hegarty and Sir Martin Sorrell, as well as industry luminaries from the 20th Century such as Phil Dusenberry and George Lois.

    Exploring the roots of the advertising industry in New York and London, and going on to cover the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, Adland offers a comprehensive examination of a global industry and suggests ways in which it is likely to develop in the future.

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  • Adoption Book for Parents: Everything You Should Know about Adopting Your First Child

    This book aims to educate parents about what they would have to go through as soon as they decide to push through with their plans for adopting a child. It aims to assist couples who are just starting out on their journey towards adopting their first child, a child that may not come from the flesh of their flesh, but comes from the place where love originates: their hearts.

    There are many options to choose from when looking for someone to adopt, each of which will be discussed in detail throughout the book.

    There is so much that adoptive parents have to learn when adopting their first child, such as the adoption laws in the state where they are located, as well as the requirements that would have to be met in order for the adoption to be approved by a judge. Not only that, prospective parents would also have to learn about the do’s and don’ts of dealing with an adopted child, as well as understand the importance of a relationship formed between the adopted child and his birth mother.

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  • Adoption: Theory, Policy and Practice

    This is a summary and review of the current state of knowledge in the field of adoption, for the guidance of social workers and counsellors. It contains chapters on trans-racial placements, intercountry adoption, open adoption and adoption of children by single people. Using a child-centred approach, this book explores the moral issues surrounding adoption. The book is aimed at professionals who work with adoptive parents and children, and also to parents who may need clarification about their potential position. It is international in outlook. including recent policies from the USA.

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  • Adventures in Democracy: The Turbulent World of People Power

    ‘Invigorating . . . essential reading for anyone tempted to be complacent about the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century’ Catherine Fletcher

    Democracy is a living, breathing thing and Erica Benner has spent a lifetime thinking about the role ordinary citizens play in keeping it alive: from her childhood in post-war Japan, where democracy was imposed on a defeated country, to working in post-communist Poland, with its sudden gaps of wealth and security. This book draws on her experiences and the deep history of self-ruling peoples – going back to ancient Greece, the French revolution and Renaissance Florence – to rethink some of the toughest questions that we face today.

    What do democratic ideals of equality mean in a world obsessed with competition, wealth, and greatness? How can we hold the powerful to account? Can we find enough common ground to keep sharing democratic power in the future? Challenging well-worn myths of heroic triumph over tyranny, Benner reveals the inescapable vulnerabilities of people power, inviting us to consider why democracy is worth fighting for and the role each of us must play.

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  • Advertising Account Planning: New Strategies in the Digital Landscape


    Advertising Account Planning teaches students to navigate the complex digital account planning processes. Incorporating insights from current advertising professionals, this core text explains what the account planner does and the research needed for account planning to be successful within the digital landscape.

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  • Advertising Account Planning: Planning and Managing Strategic Communication Campaigns

    This practical and comprehensive text effectively provides advertising account planning principles within an integrated marketing communications framework. With a world-renowned textbook author team, this 4th edition has been fully updated to include:

      • Fresh professional examples and mini-case studies within each chapter with a more global outlook than previous editions, bringing the theoretical concepts to life

      • A new chapter on International Advertising addressing the challenges of managing a global campaign

      • Pedagogical features and visual aids to support student learning and comprehension, including reflective questions and mini-cases drawn from current industry examples

      • New and expanded content covering digital marketing and technologies; the customer journey; ethics and corporate social responsibility; global positioning of the brand; paid, earned and owned media; influencer marketing, and campaign measurement and analytics

      Providing a full understanding of the advertising account planning process, this textbook is perfect for both the industry and classroom. The textbook will equip students of Marketing Communications, Advertising Management and Brand Management with the knowledge and skills they need to plan and manage a strategic communications campaign, including prominent advertising student competitions such as American Advertising Federation ( AAF) National Student Advertising Competition ( NSAC) or the Collegiate EFFIES.

      Online resources include PowerPoint slides and a test bank.

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    • Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer: What works, what doesn’t and why

      By the time we die, we will have spent an estimated one and a half years just watching TV commercials. Advertising is an established and ever-present force and yet, as we move into the new century, just how it works continues to be something of a mystery.

      In this 3rd international edition of Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer, renowned market researcher and psychologist Max Sutherland reveals the secrets of successful campaigns over a wide range of media, including the web and new media. Using many well-known international ads as examples, this book takes us into the mind of the consumer to explain how advertising messages work – or misfire – and why.

      Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer is not just a ‘how to’ book of tricks for advertisers, it is a book for everyone who wants to know how advertising works and why it influences us-for people in business with products and services to sell, for advertising agents, marketers, as well as for students of advertising and consumer behaviour.

      ‘Essential reading for all practitioners and everyone interested in how advertising works .’ – John Zeigler, DDB Worldwide.

      ‘Finally, a book that evades the ‘magic’ of advertising and pins down the psychological factors that make an ad succesful or not. It will change the way you advertise and see ads.’ – Ignacio Oreamuno, President, ihaveanidea.org

      ‘. reveals the secrets of effective advertising gleamed from years of sophisticated advertising research. It should be on every manager’s bookshelf.’ – Lawrence Ang, Senior Lecturer in Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

      ‘Breakthrough thinking. I have been consulting in the advertising business and have taught graduate level advertising courses for over 20 years. I have never found a book that brought so much insight to the advertising issues associated with effective selling.’ – Professor Larry Chiagouris, Pace University

      ‘Puts the psyche of advertising on the analyst’s couch to reveal the sometimes surprising mind of commercial persuasion.’ – Jim Spaeth, Former President, Advertising Research Foundation

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    • Advertising as Communication (Studies in Culture and Communication)

      Advertising is a form of communication that constantly impinges on our daily lives, yet we are often unaware of its more subtle form of persuasion, or of the extent to which it manipulates our (consumer) culture. This book sets out to examine advertising as a form of communication in contemporary society and also places it in its wider cultural and economic context.

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    • Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy, and Design


      Written in an accessible style, Advertising Creative has become a key resource on the most recent trends of strategy, concepts, design, and integration of media and technology.


      The Third Edition gets right to the point of advertising by stressing key principles, illustrating them, and then providing practical information students and working professionals can use. Drawing on their own personal experience as award-winning experts in the creative advertising field, Tom Altstiel and Jean Grow offer a unique blend of real world and academic perspectives as they examine relevant and cutting-edge topics, including global, social media, business-to-business, in-house, and small agency advertising. Indeed, this hands-on textbook takes you well beyond traditional media topics, offering engaging examples and case histories on hot issues such as digital technology and tools, diversity, and an ever-expanding global marketplace.

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    • Advertising Now: TV Commercials

      As Seen On TV! From Apple to VW, the very best of today’s television commercials  For anyone interested in inventive commercials, this book covers the best contemporary examples from around the world

      The very best TV commercials are masterpieces of the art, 30- or 60-second films that make us think, and rethink our attitudes towards a certain brand, product or service. Whether it’s selling the latest Nike sneaker or raising awareness about the danger of speeding, a commercial must communicate its message in under a minute, and only the sharpest creative minds achieve the perfect balance of novelty, entertainment, information and emotional impact. This book-and-DVD package gathers many of the world’s best commercials of recent years, in chapters organized by subjects, such as food & beverage, health & beauty, social & political, technology, and transport. Also included are screenshots, descriptions of each spot, and a credit list.

      Over 80 commercials featured in the book are included on the accompanying DVD  

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    • Advertising Sin and Sickness: The Politics of Alcohol and Tobacco Marketing, 1950-1990

      Temperance advocates believed they could eradicate alcohol by persuading consumers to avoid it; prohibitionists put their faith in legislation forbidding its manufacture, transportation, and sale. After the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, however, reformers sought a new method of attack – targeting advertising. In “Advertising Sin and Sickness”, Pamela E. Pennock documents three distinct periods in the history of the national debate over the regulation of alcohol and tobacco marketing. Tracing the fate of proposed federal policies, she introduces their advocates and opponents, from politicians and religious leaders to scientists and businessmen. In the 1950s, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and other religious organizations joined hands in an effort to ban all alcohol advertising. They quickly found themselves at odds, however, with an increasingly urbane mainstream American culture. In the 1960s, moralists took backstage to consumer activists and scientific authorities in the campaign to control cigarette advertising and mandate labeling. Secular and scientific arguments came to dominate policy debates, and the controversy over alcohol marketing during the 1970s and 1980s highlighted the issues of substance abuse, public health, and consumer rights. The politics of alcohol and tobacco advertising reflect profound cultural dilemmas about consumerism and private enterprise, morality and health, scientific authority and the legitimate regulation of commercial speech. Today, the United States continues to face difficult questions about the proper role of the federal government when powerful industries market potentially harmful but undoubtedly popular products.

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